Those of us in the flyover states have been watching the photos and video coming in from the Eastern seaboard as the Apple Stores open their doors to a new era in personal computing. TUAW Editor Steve Sande is live at the Aspen Grove Apple Store in Littleton, Colorado, and will be streaming the action to you via Ustream at around 11 AM EDT (8 AM PDT).
In case you want to know the mechanics of how this is being done, Steve's using an iPhone 3GS running Ustream Broadcaster, connected through Wi-Fi to a Sprint MiFi. The iPhone is encased in an OWLE Bubo with a wide-angle lens, and has a SIMA LED Camcorder Light attached to it as well as a small directional mic. All of this is standing atop a Manfrotto monopod. Enjoy the video, and if you're at the store or in a line somewhere else, remember that you can watch this on the Ustream app.
One more thing -- due to the nature of this broadcast, we won't have the traditional chat this morning. Oh, and one MORE thing -- until we go live, you'll be watching Dave Caolo's previously recorded video stream from Boston.